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Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-01-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,037
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Update

Thank you for all the help and advice. It is greatly appreciated!!!!

I have discovered that if my 4 AGM batteries are at 100% so that the Maxum 2000 inverter is not needing to charge them, the...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 07-30-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,037
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Generator won't run AC anymore

I have a 6-year-old Honda EU3000is that for years has had no problems running our AC in our 2001 30' Airstream while dry camping. Today, in 93 degrees, it keeps shutting off the electricity (but...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 10-23-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,873
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
I would call Vinnie

I suggest you call Vinnie and ask him. He is one of the kindness and generous men you will ever met and he will gladly give you advice, at no charge.

His phone number is : (707) 978-0356

Tell...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 10-05-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,590
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
What is the crystalize yellow stuff?

I bought a tank blaster and pushed it down the toilet into the pipe that connects to the black tank. It started knocking off this crystalized yellow stuff in chunks that then fell into the tank. ...
Forum: Our Community 09-07-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,642
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Thanks!

Gary, if you are 90 miles east, then you are much closer to the coast than we are. What are your plans?

We also love this campground. Today it is 72 degrees and BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!
Forum: Our Community 09-07-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,642
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
South Carolina

We are camping at Dreher Island State Park just south east of Columbia South Carolina. Historically this area is where South Carolinians go when a hurricane hits their coast. BUT... it looks like...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-01-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,265
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
We had the same problem

Here is how we solved it for us: http://https://livinginbeauty.net/2016/09/29/our-kayaks/
Forum: Full-Timing 09-01-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,875
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Welcome

Welcome to the world of full timing. Today is 409 days on the road and we love it. To see what we've been up to, check our blog at www.livinginbeauty.net
Forum: On The Road... 05-29-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,355
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
50/50

My wife and I share the driving half-and-half
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 05-18-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 942
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
New solar, inverter and batteries

We just had Vinnie's Northbay Airstream Repair (http://www.vinniesairstream.com) install solar, an inverter and new AGM batteries. We are not associated financially nor benefit in any way from...
Forum: Windows & Screens 04-05-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,742
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
I was sure hoping for an easier way.

I was sure hoping for an easier way.
Forum: Windows & Screens 04-05-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,742
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
How do you get curtains off the railing?

We have a 2001 30' Excel with white curtains that need to be dry cleaned.

We cannot figure out how to get them off the railing (see photo)

Any advice?
Forum: The Pet Forum 03-04-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 158,022
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Rescued a stray dog and now our travel companion

We just posted a story about how we rescued a stray dog and now he is our Airstream travel companion.

https://livinginbeauty.net/2017/03/03/picos-pov/
Forum: Tires 03-01-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,791
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
We did the same ofter a tire blowout.

We had 15" tires and had a horrible blowout last August and changed to the same 16" Michelin tires you did.

Here is a blog post about the adventure:
...
Forum: Tires 03-01-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,078
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
VIAR 400P-Automatic RV

We LOVE this heavy duty compressor that fills our tires to 80 lb in a few seconds.

Fast, reliable and top of the line.

Comes with 60 feet of hose (two 30') so I can reach all the truck and...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 02-06-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,895
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Just an option

We faced the same problem and solved it with folding bikes that fit in the back seat of our tow vehicle (see photo)
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 01-30-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,364
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
USCarb

I strongly recommend the US Carburetor brand for a Honda generator conversion to a tri-fuel. I installed it in less than an hour and it works fantastic
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 01-25-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,484
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Smoking fish on a small Weber grill

We have been living full-time in our airstream since April 2016. We just experimented with smoking fish using our little Weber Q100 grill. Take a look at how we did it at...
Forum: Tires 01-23-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,625
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
The Blowout of Destiny

We too had a terrible blowout and wrote a blog post about it here: https://livinginbeauty.net/2016/08/06/the-blowout-of-destiny/
Forum: On The Road... 01-18-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,868
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
LazyDays

We are staying at LazyDays in about 10 days
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 12-15-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,992
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
We too took our time to decide on Airstream

We too spent about 2 years researching different brands and finally came up with the only obvious choice (to us at least) to buy an Airstream. Since we had to also buy a towing vehicle, we could not...
Forum: Full-Timing 12-13-2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,792
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
We did it ourselves

We did not hire an estate company to liquidate our stuff. We did it all ourselves over a 2 year period....very slowly. And, yes, it was a lot of work and emotional at times. Would we do anything...
Forum: Full-Timing 12-13-2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,792
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
A lot to think about

Thank you for all your comments, advice and suggestions. A lot to think about.
Forum: Full-Timing 12-13-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,792
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
I remember when it was 20 years to retirement

Keep the faith. You will be surprised how fast those 20 years will go!!
Forum: Full-Timing 12-13-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,792
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
See you on the road someday

Hope to see you someday on the road. Glad you enjoy our blog, www.LivingInBeauty.net
Forum: Full-Timing 12-13-2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,792
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Snail mail

We use https://ipostal1.com that is a mail service in 40 states and starts at $10 a month for 30 letters. That allowed us to keep our San Diego address for mail and residency for taxes and health...
Forum: Full-Timing 12-13-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,792
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
We thought about that

We thought about that option, but in San Diego, storage is expensive, so we got rid of everything.
Forum: Full-Timing 12-13-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,792
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Simpler life

We do love owning so little.
Forum: Full-Timing 12-13-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,792
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
We do need a lot less than we think

Dave, we totally agree with you how little one needs to survive and be happy.
Forum: Full-Timing 12-13-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,792
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Having the AS close by would have been wonderful

David, we had to park the Airstream about a block away to load it up and then only for 48 hours, as our Coronado community has very strict rules about RVs. We did that right before escrow closed and...
Forum: Full-Timing 12-13-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,792
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
6 years!!!

Bill and Kim, wow....6 years on the road...and you had only 2 days of yard sales. We had many over many months. And our property in Coronado California took a year to sell.
Forum: Full-Timing 12-13-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,792
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Agreed

Glad to hear your downsizing in going easier than ours. We took 2 years. Sorry to hear about your mom. Look forward to meeting you on the road.
Forum: Full-Timing 12-10-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,792
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Selling all you have to travel full-time

We sold 98% of our possessions to travel full-time in our 2001 30' Excella.

If you got rid of everything, how did you manage it?

We just posted a blog post on how we got rid of everything
...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 12-10-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,979
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Look into...

Look into http://www.sdparks.org/content/sdparks/en/park-pages/AguaCaliente.html

We love this place about 2 ˝ hours east of San Diego.

One of our favorite campgrounds for the winter since is...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 12-06-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,723
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
We wrote a humorous blog post on how we dealt...

We wrote a humorous blog post on how we dealt with a similar situation. https://livinginbeauty.net/2016/08/25/we-met-the-enema-and-it-is-us/
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 11-28-2016, 06:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,615
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Our black water tank solution

We too had black water tank problems.

Here is how we addressed the situation we found ourselves in:

https://livinginbeauty.net...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 11-21-2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,911
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Living in Beauty

Our blog about our adventure living full-time in our Airstream is www.LivingInBeauty.net (http://www.LivingInBeauty.net)
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 11-13-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 767
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Painted 2001 30 foot Excella Kitchen sink chipping

We have a 2001 30' Excella that has the white paint on the stainless steel kitchen sink starting to peel.

It looks bad (see photo) and we either need to replace it or find a way to remove the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 11-02-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,234
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Classic-30 tow vehicle F150 vs F250?

We love our Ram 2500 pulling our 30' 2001 Excella. Wouldn't tow with less. www.LivingInBeauty.net
Forum: On The Road... 10-24-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,612
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
We are here right now and we can make Verizon...

We are here right now and we can make Verizon phone calls, but cannot use our data for the internet. The Wi-Fi works, but is slow unless you use it late late late in the evening or early morning. ...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-21-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,817
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Same thing happened to us

We had the same problem and posted a blog on how we deal with it.

https://livinginbeauty.net/2016/08/25/we-met-the-enema-and-it-is-us/
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 10-21-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,048
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Same problem, but only when it is really cold

I am having the same problem, but only when it is really cold outside.

If it is not real cold and I just want to knock the chill out of the Airstream, it works fine, but when really cold, it stays...
Forum: On The Road... 09-17-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 430
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Twin Falls, ID to North Platte, NE

We will be leaving Twin Falls Idaho around Thursday and need to get to my 93 year old aunt in North Platte Nebraska.

Any advice on the road conditions and elevation that might cause us to hit snow...
Forum: Tires 09-11-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,465
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Since I got my 16" wheels from Vinnie for the...

Since I got my 16" wheels from Vinnie for the Mitchelins, I go with Vinnie's recommendation of 65 pounds cold. The tires can handle it and the ride for the AS is sooooo much more smooth.
Forum: Full-Timing 09-05-2016, 11:07 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,073
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Full-timing since April

So far we love the lifestyle of being on the road, staying a week or two some place to really get to know it.

We have been married 41 years, so we know what to expect from each other and living in...
Forum: On The Road... 08-25-2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 721
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Our solution to a blocked up black water tank

A few months ago, I posted on Airforums a plea on how to deal with my black water tank blockage.

After many great suggestions, we captured our solution in photos and words on our blog

ENJOY! ...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 08-23-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,374
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
I, too, just retired in California and am traveling full-time

After two years of planning, we have sold everything we own, moved into the Airstream in April and started traveling full-time in July when I retired.

We are in our 5th week on the road.
...
Forum: On The Road... 08-19-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,353
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Best place to camp near Sonoma or Napa?

We are leaving South Lake Tahoe on Sunday August 28th and would love to spend a week in the Sonoma/Napa area visiting the sites and the wineries.

Any suggestions of a place to stay?
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 08-16-2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,873
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Here is what we got for 16" wheels ...

Here is what we got for 16" wheels

http://tredit.com/wheels/t02
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 08-15-2016, 09:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,873
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
We do not have TPMS on our tires.

We do not have TPMS on our tires.
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